Meet and Surpass Accessibility Criteria with Universal Design

Distance Education Report

With the growing interest in distance and blended learning classes in colleges and universities, it stands to reason that these classes are attracting a diverse population of students with a variety of personal and situational needs.† Students may have physical, mental, or learning disabilities that affect their ability to access their courses; in addition, they may have situational needs, such as the need to access course material on a mobile device or in a crowded area with little ability to hear audio content.† Universal design has been developed as the response to this diversity of needs.

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